Purchasing Inventory Analyst
Ayer, MA Purchasing
Job Type

Catania Oils is a family owned business that has been around for over 100 years and through 4 generations. We are a leading packager and processor of plant based cooking oils located in Ayer, MA. Our Mission is to provide innovative quality products to customers in an efficient, economic and environmentally responsible manner. We are continually growing and our growth has created a need for a Purchasing Inventory Analyst.  


  Under the direction of the Director of Supply Chain be responsible for procurement of goods and services, with an emphasis on cost containment. Responsible for the processing, monitoring, and analyzing; and giving accurate reporting of an organization’s inventory level with a focus on minimizing costs, while maintaining product availability at the right amount and supply needed by performing the following responsibilities:

 Purchase materials using Forecast, history and production schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels. 

 Develops specifications for new contract orders. 

 Evaluates vendor reliability, develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are inadequate (Scorecards).

 Monitors cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.

Determines method of procurement such as direct purchase or bid.

Provides input to Director of Supply Chain on bid proposals to ensure bids and contracts are within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.

Interface with various departments to establish viability of requested materials.

Reviews requisitions. Utilizes E21 Inventory system to establish/monitor inventory levels

Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.

Establishes best practices for procurement of goods. 

Carry out data analytics, research, and response for variances.

Undertake analysis on inventory levels, aging, and obsolescence.

Responsible for preparing and reporting progress of monthly inventory forecast.

Scrutinize and analyze inventory issues and apply LEAN methods to prepare recommendations for policy/process improvements related to inventory      tracking and accuracy

Develop   performance metrics and reporting tools, and establish ad-hoc reporting to enhance department efficiency

Responsible  for analyzing data and generating monthly dashboards/reports to ensure inventory accuracy

Responsible for identifying the root cause of all inventory adjustments

Responsible  for the accuracy using cycle counting and other reporting tools

Responsible  for identifying and implementing process improvements as required

Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree preferred in Business or Finance, Supply Chain or Education and equivalent work experience 

· 5+ years of relevant manufacturing experience preferably in the food industry

· Exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and manage multiple priorities simultaneously

· Ability to influence others 

· Excellent analytical skills

· Excellent customer service skills

· Advanced Excel capabilities

· ERP experience preferred

· APICS, CPIM and or CSCP or SPSM certification preferred